I’m still farting around with the opensuse e17. I’ve discovered that the x-cursor is present but invisible on the entrance login. I’ve tried changing themes. No luck. And I’ve also substituted the x-cursor for the e-cursor. Again with no luck. If memory serves, these e17 packages were built in a gnome environment so perhaps the KDE-ness of my original install might be the problem.
I finally got around to burning a copy of the SOAD iso. No luck. It just won’t successfully boot into any mode text or gui. I checked the md5 sum and it was ok. I even burned another copy just in case the cd-r was defective but no luck. It either hangs or seg faults or both. I was looking forward to farting around with it. But, alas, no.